Following Donald Trump’s countless false remarks and statements in regards to the 2020 election his supporters have decided to take over the US Capitol this afternoon!
What you are seeing right now, a major flex of white power, is not just about Trump.
It is VERY much about what Black people just did in Georgia yesterday – literally flipping the Senate.
When white power is threatened it ALWAYS lashes out in the aftermath.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 6, 2021
Within a recent tweet forwarded on Wednesday afternoon Trump advised his following, “never to concede” the election. His statement amplified the notion for protestors to take matters into their own hands.
They've killed us for less!
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 6, 2021
According to Yahoo News, the mob of Trump supporters entered the House of Representatives causing legislators and staff members to seek shelter.
I suggest that Black folks stand back and stand by while these white folks throw a tantrum in DC. America needs to face it’s real problem. Don’t go out there. This is NOT our fight.
— Tamika D. Mallory (@TamikaDMallory) January 6, 2021
It has been indicated that the mobs main initiative was to stop the congressional certification of the electoral vote.
Let this be a lesson to you all. Police do not need deescalation or restraint training. They can restrain themselves against certain people. They just not going to restrain themselves against YOU.
— zellie (@zellieimani) January 6, 2021
Me in 15 years sitting in the back of my sons US History class making sure they telling them kids the truth. pic.twitter.com/uV7GM0GBOV
— daria morgendorffer (@_teeeemula) January 7, 2021
We're not asking for you to shoot them like you shoot us.
We're asking you to NOT shoot us like you don't shoot them.
— Tye Winters, DO, FACOP, FAAP (@tmswDO) January 7, 2021
Our cousins over on our Black twitter side have chimed in on the apparent and obvious differences at hand. The way Trump supporters are being handled by officials as they overthrow a federal building in comparison to how Black lives matter protesters were mistreated as they peacefully protested in summer 2020.
If 2020 Has Taught You Nothing Please Understand That White People Are The True Thugs.. pic.twitter.com/xx1kS9j4df
— THE TYLER PERRY OF Blogging. (@IamTamaraShanay) January 6, 2021